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1988 Leninakan-Spitak-Kirovakan, Armenia Images
doi:10.7289/V5154F01
browse graphicThe magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook northwestern Armenia, and was followed four minutes later by a magnitude 5.8 aftershock. The earthquakes affected an area 80 kilometers in diameter. This set includes damage photographs taken in and around the devastated cities of Spitak and Leninakan, where 25,000 deaths occurred. Location: Northwestern Armenian SSR, 18 kilometers north northwest of Spitak. Damage: $14.2 billion. Fifteen thousand were injured and 517,000 lost their homes. The death toll (25,000) could have been much worse had it not been for the heroic rescue of 15,000 who were pulled from the rubble.

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Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: 1988 Leninakan-Spitak-Kirovakan, Armenia). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]

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